Walmart removes images of violence in stores after shooting

By Canadian Press	
	 		Correction Texas Mall Shooting story				Aug 08 2019

By Canadian Press Correction Texas Mall Shooting story Aug 08 2019

First reported by Vice, Walmart, which experienced another shooting at a MS store a week before the El Paso incident, circulated a memo to staff asking them to review any signing or displays than contain violent images or aggressive behavior.

A memo to stores called for the removal of signs and displays that "contain violent themes or aggressive behavior", Walmart confirmed to USA Today on Thursday. If you are unsure, remove the item or turn it off as a precautionary measure. Almost every story about this memo focuses on the fact that Walmart is still selling guns, despite pressure and campaigns to try to convince the company to stop.

It told employees to unplug or turn off demos of violent games, "specifically PlayStation or Xbox units", and cancel any events for combat-style or third-person shooter games. About 20% were interested in violent video games, compared with 70% of the general population, he explained in his 2017 book "Moral Combat: Why the War on Violent Video Games Is Wrong".

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2011 that there was no link in an opinion authored by Justice Antonin Scalia when democrats tried to ban the sale of violent games to kids. Walmart stopped selling assault rifles after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2015, and it changed its age policy followed the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, last year.

In another incident, an armed man wearing body armor triggered panic at a Walmart store in Springfield, Mo., on Friday after he entered the building, causing customers to flee.

President Trump has also blamed violent video games as a possible cause of mass shootings, and Trump even invited top executives in the games industry to discuss violence in games at the White House.

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No shots were fired and the man was arrested after surrendering. "Walmart is one of the largest gun retailers in the world", she wrote. That's more mass shootings than days so far this year. No profit is worth those lives. It is facing pressure to stop selling firearms altogether and some of that pressure is internal. On Aug. 3, a separate gunman opened fire at the Walmart location in the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 individuals and wounding 24 others. He's been charged with capital murder.

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